Senior Manager, Educational Counseling (West Coast)

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Senior Manager, Educational Counseling (West Coast)

A full-time team member or employee

Skills and experience needed

3+ years of experience

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Monetary compensation

USD$70K /year

Monetary compensation

USD$70K /year

Are you an experienced college admissions officer interested in working directly with a diverse group of families and having a positive influence on the futures of students from around the country? Are you seeking greater work/life balance? If so, Bright Horizons College Coach might be a great fit for you. We’ve been assisting families in achieving their education goals for more than 20 years. Our child care, educational advising, and tuition assistance services help working families thrive. We are intentional about diversity and inclusion, embracing the individuality of each student, family member, and employee.

With a strong service mission, commitment to excellence, and focus on ethical guidance, we work with tens of thousands of families who receive our services for free through their employer-sponsored benefit and hundreds more via our more traditional independent consulting service. In both cases, we interact directly with students and parents in person, over the phone, and via video conference. We have a clear vision at Bright Horizons: to be the place where a diverse, talented mix of people can come together to do their best work. We actively maintain and grow a culture of inclusion and seek to champion diverse voices in every conversation. As we grow in 2021, we continue to prioritize the diversification of our team, a goal that comes from the top down thanks to our Bright Horizons leaders who have been vocal supporters of social justice and equity movements.

At the heart of Bright Horizons College Coach is a phenomenal group of knowledgeable, hardworking, team-oriented educators with experience at a wide range of undergraduate institutions. Our team is made up of former admissions and financial aid officers who are dedicated to supporting every kind of student as they seek their best-fit colleges. Flexibility plays a key role at Bright Horizons College Coach, not just in our interactions with our clients and one another, but in the way we do our jobs on a day-to-day basis. We work remotely and respect one another’s ability to do high-quality work from home—yet we also share in a deep sense of community and camaraderie. We engage with one another on a daily basis and are a tight-knit crew that loves to laugh together as much as we love to work together. If you enjoy the independence of remote work yet enjoy the human connection of being in an office, we think you’ll appreciate the balance we strike.

If you join us as a Senior Manager of Educational Counseling, you will guide our clients through the college admissions process, helping students present and maximize their unique strengths, accomplishments, and potential in a student-focused and ethical way. Here is a glimpse into what your role will entail:

Location: Full-time, West Coast hours - Work From Home, Telecommute

  • Prefer west coast states such as California, Hawaii, Oregon, Nevada or Washington

What you will be doing in this role:

  • Support students and families through all aspects of the college admission process, including managing expectations and goals

  • Present workshops on a full spectrum of educational topics, such as admission to four-year colleges, guidance for STEM applicants, and admissions basics for families new to the process

  • Contribute to College Coach’s growth, employee satisfaction, and inclusive environment

  • Work with at least one Bright Horizons Scholar annually, providing pro bono support to an under-resourced student through one of our community partnerships

  • Build on your admission experience to work with a diverse group of students and parents at various socioeconomic levels and help them successfully navigate the education system

  • Collaborate with an experienced and engaged team of admissions and college finance experts to maintain up-to-date knowledge in the field

  • Work a flexible schedule, including some evening or weekend appointments

What we hope you will bring to this role:

  • Bachelor’s degree (required)

  • 3 plus years of experience in selective college admissions required; college counseling experience a plus

  • Work hours on Pacific Time zone or residence in western states (California, Hawaii, Oregon, Nevada or Washington).

  • Passion for higher education and a commitment to increasing education access for a broad constituency of students

  • The ability to reach all audiences and meet families where they are in the process

  • High degree of integrity

  • Confident presence, strong relationship building skills, and a professional manner

  • Creative, strategic thinking

  • Strong editing and writing ability coupled with attention to detail

  • Superior presentation skills in both large group and individual settings

  • Interest in working in a collaborative, team-oriented environment and commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion

  • Great time management and organization abilities

  • Flexibility

  • Comfort level with technology, including Microsoft Office and internet research

This role has the following employment benefits:

  • Health Care

  • Retirement

  • Sick Leave

  • Vacation

  • Paid Holidays

  • Disability Insurance

  • Life Insurance

  • Tuition Reimbursement

The compensation for this role starts at $70,000

Bright Horizons is dedicated to creating a workforce that promotes and supports diversity and inclusion. We provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals without discrimination. Bright Horizons complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO is the Law Poster: EEO – English

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact us.

Language(s) required

English - Conversational

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Posted: April 25, 2021 04:43 AM

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